Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:06
We are looking to further reinforce our team of talented coaching staff for the forthcoming season for our Academy sides at Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups. If this is something you would like to be involved in and you hold an FA Level One Coaching Badge, please contact Iain Parr (Academy Manager) on the email address shown below:
Friday, 14 June 2019 18:08
On Thursday June 20th, we will be holding another open training session for prospective Under 8s and Under 9s at the GESS 3G ARENA between 6pm - 8pm Can anyone who attended the open training session on Wednesday 5th June who has not received an email please contact Iain Parr by email on: \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We have had a major IT issue with our Academy laptop which has caused us great problems and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you in advance for your co-operation.Please log on to the link below to register your interest: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu3hstrlRrvP4beHfHh4adyJMwvBv6wgSU4SZSvsK974toSA/viewform  At the same time, we are looking to strengthen our fantastic team of coaches within the Academy so if you hold an FA Level One Coaching Badge and would like to get involved, please contact Iain on the email address shown above.  
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 08:26
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE PLAY OFF (Semi-Final) ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2     AFC SUDBURY U18       4 This end of season Championship play-off really parades what is best in East Anglian area youth football.   Having seen off the Western Division champions Peterborough Sports, St Neots entertained the Southern champions AFC Sudbury  and in a feisty encounter lost in disappointing style.   Having twice comeback in the second half to cut their deficit to a single goal, St Neots suffered the loss of two players sent off in a single controversial incident that sealed their fate.   In front of a large crowd it was a match of changing fortunes and resulted in a disappointing finale to the season – but it must not be forgotten that the home side had already achieved an unprecedented league and County Cup double for the third successive season. Sudbury looked confident and controlled in the first twenty minutes stroking the ball around playing patient possession football happy to wait for an appropriate opening.   In this opening phase both sides managed one significant shot on target – Merkel Cousins seeing the home sides’ chance deflected wide and Sudbury’s Ben Hammett firing over the bar before setting up Baris Altintop to bring a full length save from Ashley Brewer.   The initial breakthrough came after 26 minutes when Oliver Gravett cut in from the right to see his narrow-angled shot deflected beyond the dive of Brewer.   St Neots won a series of free kicks, but Jacob Joseph sent his high over the bar and Jake Wood saw his effort well saved by Samuel Wright.   At the other end Brewer kept his side in the game with an excellent save to deny Isaac Skubich but after42 minutes he was beaten by a low shot from Liam Bennett after some neat play by Thomas Maycock.   After a joe Rider shot had been blocked St Neots went to the break two goals behind. They came out very positively after the break and substitute Reif Clarke freed by Joseph saw his net bound effort deflected for a corner, and a Nehemiah Goodridge header was well saved from a Clarke corner.   Their reward came after 56 minutes when another Clarke corner was volleyed in at the far post by Owen Dunnett - his first goal of the season!   Ten minutes later Sudbury reinstated their two-goal advantage when Liam Fulianty pulled down Isaac Skubich earning himself a caution, and the visiting player stroked home from the penalty spot.  However, this seemed to spur the home side and after 77 minutes Reif Clarke cut in from the left to score from a narrow angle to make the score 3-2.   Four minutes later it all went wrong as an Assistant Referee signalled a dubious free kick upsetting the home side and substitute Bradley Brown was dismissed for foul language at the decision and he was followed into an early bath by skipper Leon Fulianty who picked up a second caution for dissent (applauding the decision)   In the final eight minutes Adam Hanson hit the post for the visitors and Fred King rounded off the scoring taking full advantage of the depleted home defence.   St Neots:  Brewer, Olive, Wood, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Joseph, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Cousins                                                                                                                                               Subs used:   Brown, Clarke, Leagas and Rowland.     Goals: Dunnett (56 mins),  Cousins (77 mins)                                                                                  Referee:  Ryan Middleton                                                                                             (John Walker)
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:40
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OFF (Quarter Final) ST NEOTS TOWN U18        3     PETERBOROUGH SPORTS U18       2 These two sides had lost just one league match between them in the 2018/19 season, so this truly was a meeting of champions.   However, with six divisions of the Cambs Youth League this was only the first step to becoming supreme champions.   The match could hardly have been more dramatic with St Neots coming from 2-1 down with two minutes of normal time remaining to snatch victory with two goals – the second four minutes into added time.   Unbeaten in the league this season Sports had already inflicted on St Neots their only home defeat of the season in the FA Youth Cup way back in September, so this was pay back time.   Both sides looked to take the initiative in an entertaining start to the match.    Andrew Irvine produced the first shot on target after two minutes testing Ash Brewer who saved well.   At the other end Stewart Barrand had to clear off the goal line with his keeper out of position and then Jacob Joseph burst through to force an important save with his legs by Dylan Veni.  The keeper then had to save at the feet of the same St Neots player after twelve minutes but five minutes later the home side took the lead.   An attack was broken up but the clearance went straight to Sammy Routs whose snap shot from almost 30 yards beat the diving goalkeeper.   Dan Olive shot narrowly over the bar and Reif Clarke was brought down but no penalty given as St Neots enjoyed good possession at the end of the first half.   It was then against the run of play three minutes before the break when a cross from the right was knocked down, falling to Andrew Irvine who levelled the scores with a shot wide of the unsighted home goalkeeper. After an early second half free kick by Leon Fulianty had been parried by Veni the visiting side grabbed the initiative with a 53rd minute goal to give them the lead.   A corner by Christopher Seery was not cleared and in the resultant penalty area scuffle Andrew Irvine claimed his second goal of the match.   For a spell St Neots seemed to lose impetus and their visitors regrouped in a more defensive fashion and chances at either end were limited.   Substitute Ethan Atkins forced Brewer into an excellent save at the expense of a corner, and as St Neots rallied Routs brought two important saves from Veni.   In the final fifteen minutes all the play was towards the Sports goal as St Neots searched for an equaliser.   Jacob Joseph was inches wide with a powerful shot and a Routs free kick was gathered under pressure.   Then with two minutes left ace goal poached Joe Rider picked up a through ball to turn his marker and level the scores.   It looked like a penalty shoot out to decide but four minutes into added time Dan Olive streaked in from the right to tuck a low shot under the keeper for that dramatic match winner.   The Semi-Final championship match will be at The Premier Plus Stadium, early in May.   St Neots Town Youth Team:  Brewer, Olive, Leagas, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Joseph, Brown, Rider, Routs, Clarke Subs used:   O’Hara, Wood, and Rowland.                                                                                                 Goals: Routs (17 mins),  Rider (88 mins), Olive (90+4 mins) Referee:  Andrew Wilson                                                                                            (John Walker)  
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 08:52
  St Neots Town FC Academy Trial Dates For Season 2019/20   U9’s  U10’s  U11’s Monday 13th May 6pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 15th May 6pm - 7.30pm   U12’s Monday 20th May 6pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd May 6pm - 7.30pm   U13’s  U14’s  Monday 13th May 8pm - 9.30pm Monday 20th May 6pm - 7.30pm   U15’s   U16’s Wednesday 15th May 8pm - 9.30pm Monday 20th May 8pm - 9.30pm   All Trials held on the GESS 3G Arena at St Neots Town FC. Wear appropriate football kit and bring plenty of Water   Email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info or simply copy,  paste and populate the google form below:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnS8QdmKEZC14OwKv-EPTJ56fo8Xf5Vy6TQTlriMmBkXYKXg/viewform   Are you interested in joining our coaching team ?   Email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          
Saturday, 06 April 2019 17:39
  HUNTS FA COUNTY YOUTH CUP FINAL (at Eynesbury Rovers) ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2     ST IVES TOWN U18       1 St Neots U18 side completed an unprecedented third consecutive treble of a league and County Cup double in the fifteenth year of the Gayton Cup competition, when they defeated St Ives with a dramatic last-minute winning goal.   It was a highly competitive match and St Ives can feel unlucky that they conceded that second goal after being equal to their victors for most of the contest. The only time that St Ives had lifted the trophy was in 2010 when they defeated Huntingdon Town in the final but for St Neots it was their fifth victory in the competition final having twice been runners-up. In front of a large and enthusiastic crowd St Neots got off to the perfect start with an opening goal after just 33 seconds when Tom Leagas went down the right flank to deliver a cross and ace poacher Joe Rider turned to fire a low shot past the surprised Shay Griffiths.   It was Rider’s thirtieth goal in just 18 matches in a season in which he has made his senior debut for the club. From a Leon Fulianty corner just twelve minutes later a Jacob Joseph snap shot was blocked on the line by a defender but from that point onwards St Ives prospered. Using the flanks well they pushed St Neots back on the defensive and Jordan Locke volleyed just wide after good work by Billy Mobbs. After 18 minutes a speculative lob by Mobbs caught Ash Brewer off his line but the St Neots keeper recovered to claim the ball under his crossbar and shortly afterwards made an important save to deny Zac Hope. The Ives pressure was beginning to build and after 32 minutes they were rewarded when a Mobbs cross caused confusion in the St Neots defence and Thomas Wakley produced an unstoppable shot level the scores. A Mitchell Pillen effort was just too high, but St Neots rallied just before the break when Rider had a shot blocked and Griffiths produced an important save to deny Joseph. In time added, Griffiths was again in significant action blocking a Joseph effort with his legs after good work by Rider. A first minute shot by Sam Routs after the break indicated St Neots’ intentions. Griffiths had to be at his best to tip a fierce Joseph shot over the bar and much of the play was now towards the St Ives goal. St Ives responded by introducing two substitutes and the game became a more even contest with the respective defences looking solid. After 69 minutes Joseph did get the ball in the net but was ruled fractionally offside and as more substitutions by both sides followed it began to look likely that the outcome would be decided with penalty kicks. One or two lengthy efforts by each side were comfortably dealt with and just when the inevitable beckoned St Neots’ shocked their opponents with that last-minute goal. An attack down the right saw Tom Leagas produced his second significant cross as Reif Clarke was first to the ball at the far post and his diving header proved to be enough to clinch the trophy. The celebrations by the St Neots team earned Clarke a yellow card for discarding his shirt but ‘it was well worth it’ he said after the final whistle. The cup and medals were presented by Hunts FA Chairman Maurice Armstrong.   St Neots Town:  Brewer, Leagas, Wood, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Clarke, Brown, Rider, Routs, Joseph Subs used:   Cousins, O’Hara, Burberry and Rowland.                                                                                                 Cards: Clarke (Y – 90 mins)   St Ives Town:  Griffiths, Locke, Baid, Purse, Young, Pillin, Mobbs, Cawte, Wakley, Garlick, Hope Subs used:  Gibbs, Darnell, Paine, Frans and Sargent. Cards: Cawte (Y – 52 mins) Attendance:   232 Referee:  Cliff Mills                                                                                             (John Walker)  
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:17
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE ST NEOTS TOWN U18   3     ROYSTON TOWN U18   2 St Neots Town U18 side are the Champions of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn League for a record breaking third time in succession – with a match to spare.   That was the outcome of a very competitive final home league match of the campaign with visiting Royston Town who still had a mathematical chance of the title.   The visitors had lost just once this season – at home to St Neots – and they posed a real threat to the celebrations with a determined performance.   St Neots were without their injured midfield playmaker Adrian O’Hara for the first time this season, so they had to reorganise but the bonus for them was the return of Jacob Joseph following his injury lay-off.   With the stakes obviously high neither side settled quickly although two early openings for St Neots went begging as Joe Rider saw his effort easily saved ad Owen Dunnett headed narrowly over the bar from a corner.   Then in their first significant attack the visitors took the lead as Noah Costin cut in from the right to shoot across the keeper.   St Neots set about repairing the damage and Merkel Cousins headed over the bar, but the match became over competitive as Jack Dickerson was booked for a dangerous late tackle.   Reif Clarke was then cynically brought down three yards inside the penalty area but the free kick given outside the box and as St Neots built the pressure Nehemiah Goodridge saw a header cleared off the line.   Then a minute before the break from a Clarke corner, goal ace Joe Rider headed home for the side to go to the break on level terms.   St Neots looked more comfortable after half time and when Clarke burst through the defence visiting keeper Christopher Gough saved well at the expense of a corner.   On the turn Rider sent a shot just off target but on the hour, St Neots took control with a quality goal built from a neat Rider flick to free Jacob Joseph and his early cross picked out Reif Clarke for a clinical finish.   For a while the home side dominated with Royston managing just one shot from distance by Dickerson that was too high.   After Gough had saved well from a Leon Fulianty free kick the defining moment arrived fourteen minutes from time as Dan Olive produced a stunning 30 yards effort to make it 3-1 with the goal of the season.   Predictably with nothing to lose Royston threw everything forward and claimed a late consolation goal three minutes from time as Daniel Baulk forced the ball home from a Francis Shilton cross but St Neots had done enough to take the points and the title.   St Neots Town U18:  Burberry, Olive, Goodridge, Brown, Dunnett, Fulianty, Cousins, Routs, Rider, Joseph, Clarke   Subs used:   Leagas, Wood and Rowland.                                                                                                    Cards: Brown (Y – 44 mins), Clarke (Y – 48 mins)   Referee:  Paul Dobbs                                                                   (John Walker)    
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 17:52
  THUROW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18        5     HAVERHILL ROVERS U18       0 This match was dubbed as the title showdown with the only two clubs still in the running meeting at St Neots.   In the end it was a fairly comfortable victory for the home side as suggested by the score line, and they now need just three points from their two final games to win a third consecutive Cambridge Division title.   They could therefore clinch the title next Monday when Royston are the final visiting team this season.   However those facts assume that to deny St Neots the title, Haverhill would ned to win their final six matches in the span of the next six weeks and on this showing that looks doubtful.   Two goals late in the first half set St Neots on their way but Haverhill had looked dangerous on the break cancelling out St Neots’ advantage of possession.   As the visitors tired after the break St Neots rammed home their superiority. Playing an attacking 3-4-3 formation St Neots began full of confidence and in the opening three minutes carved out as many goal attempts.   Haverhill replied with Jake Mingay bringing an important save from home keeper Joe Burberry and after visiting keeper Thomas Hogg had saved well from Sam Routs and Markel Cousins, the game settled with St Neots dominating.   After 31 minutes after a great run by Cousins, Reif Clarke netted but was ruled offside but St Neots persevered and after 36 minutes the impressive Markel Cousins jinked past defenders to open the scoring.   Five minutes later more slick footwork saw Reif Clark leave his marker standing as he cut in to add a second goal.    The best Haverhill could offer was a Cohen Micklewright free kick comfortably saved. Micklewright volleyed wide immediately upon the restart but St Neots then added a significant third goal after 56 minutes as the irrepressible Cousins beat three players before scoring from a narrow angle for his second goal.   Clarke then saw an acrobatic header rebound from the cross bar after great work by Routs and then after 68 minutes a Routs free kick was spilled by the keeper and Clarke knocked in the rebound to make it 4-0.   The fifth goal came from ace marksman Joe Rider – his 28th of theseason eight minutes from time and the only blot on the victory was an 85th minute fracas following a bad tackle and, in that incident, visiting defender Tafun Yagir was sent off and three players were booked.   However St Neots had the last word when substitute Bradley Brown beat the keeper but saw his shot rebound from the foot of a post. St Neots:  Burberry, Olive, Leagas, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Clarke, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Cousins                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Brown, Wood, Muse and Rowland.                                                                                                  Cards: Fulianty (Y – 85 mins), Brown (Y – 85 mins)                                                              Referee:  Emma Hunt   (John Walker)  
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:35
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE   CAMBRIDGE CITY U 18        0        ST NEOTS TOWN U18        1     St Neots took another huge stride towards the league title with a narrow and rather nervy victory over second in the table Cambridge City.   The result almost certainly extinguishes the home side’s lingering chances of taking the title and now there are just three games remaining for St Neots.   The next and critical test comes on Monday at the Premier Plus Stadium when third placed Haverhill are the visitors and a victory for St Neots could snuff out the chances of the Suffolk side.   Now eleven points ahead at the top of the table St Neots are undefeated in the league since their opening game back in August and seemingly moving towards a third consecutive league title. St Neots looked well in control from the start.   After the home side had won an early corner headed wide by Alfie Lawrence the game settled with St Neots dominating possession and creating goalscoring openings.   From a Sam Routs corner Joe Rider had a header cleared off the line and then home keeper Brad Green saved well from an effort by Dan Olive.   Leon Fulianty joined the attack but shot well wide and the main St Neots threat was coming down the right flank through Reif Clarke who was brought down three times earning Jamie Baxter the first caution of the match.   What proved to be the winning goal came in the 34th minute when a delightful through ball by Sam Routs released Jacob Joseph and he took his time to beat the home keeper.   Towards half time Harry Farrow missed a half chance for the home side in a rare attack and then St Neots should have increased their lead when Adrian O’Hara shot wide when well-placed after good work by Brad Brown.   St Neots seemed to adopt a more defensive approach after the break.   However they still created chances with Rider heading wide from a Fulianty free kick and Routs set up Clarke with a defence splitting pass but Green saved at his feet.   A solo effort by Rider saw him leave three players in his wake but his effort passed the wrong side of a post and the introduction of three home substitutes seemed to spur Huntingdon.   A free kick by Aaron Hiscock tested visiting keeper Joe Burberry and then an injury to Brad Brown forced a St Neots substitution and a change of tactics.   St Neots now were clearly happy to defend their narrow lead and despite Huntingdon enjoying the greater share of possession they never really tested the visiting goalkeeper.    In a hectic last few minutes and seven minutes added time the only real chance for Huntingdon came when two substitutes combined and an Owen Mullee cross was headed wide by Ricardo Green.       St Neots:  Burberry, Olive, Leagas, O’Hara, Dunnett, Fulianty, Joseph, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Clarke                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Goodridge, Wood and Rowland.                                                                                                  Card: Goodridge (Y – 90+5mins) Referee:  Laurie Parnham      (John Walker)  
Friday, 11 January 2019 20:27
  Important Scholarship date for :  EASTER HALF TERM INDUCTION DAY - THURSDAY 18th APRIL  - 10.30am - 1.00pm If you are interested in joining our successful Scholarship Scheme in September 2019, please contact Iain by email on
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